Carl John Massman
1957 - 2013
Carl John "Muscles" Massman, 55, of Westphalia, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on August 19, 1957, in Jefferson City, the son of Joseph Bernard and Dora Marie Johannesmeyer Massman, who survive in Westphalia. He was married on April 7, 1990, in Westphalia to Denise Marie Bexten, who survives at the home. A 1975 graduate of Fatima High School, Muscles was employed for 30 years with Pat Castrop Plastering Company. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Westphalia Lion's Club. He was well-known for frying chicken for his niece's restaurant, Annie's Station, and various events at the Lion's Club. Other survivors include: one daughter, Marissa Massman; eight brothers, Bill (Mary Jane), Jim (Darlene), Danny, Doug (Linda), Sam (Jane), Chris (Tammy), Nick, and Patrick (Suzanne); two sisters, Sue Wieberg and Donna (Jerry) Weber; his mother-in-law, Ann Bexten, all of Westphalia; 33 nieces and nephews; and 36 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Judy Massman; a brother-in-law, Marty Wieberg; and his father-in-law, Richard Bexten. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, with the Rev. Mark A. Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Westphalia. Visitation will be 3:30-7 p.m., Thursday, January 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, with a prayer service at 3 p.m. An additional visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Westphalia, is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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